Wednesday’s Art Notes
Artist Aeneas Wilder poses next to his latest work Untitled #155 on July 27, 2011 in Wakefield, England. Wilder spent 200 hours using uniform lengths of wood, without fixing materials, to make Untitled # 155, a freestanding structure inside the Longside Gallery at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The work was specially commissioned for the park. At the end of the three month show Wilder will demolish the work with a ‘kick down’ event, a powerful act executed by the artist that brings the structure crashing systematically to the floor. Photo by Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images
Record sales for Amy Winehouse boomed after the star’s death this week, sending “Back To Black” back onto the Top 10 chart, via Billboard.
On Monday, the Israel Chamber Orchestra played a composition by Richard Wagner at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany that is banned in Israel because the music had been used in concentration camps, via NPR.
Scientists in Madrid plan to recover the remains of Miguel de Cervantes in order to ascertain what the Don Quixote author looked like and how he died, via The Guardian.
Character actor G.D. Spradlin, a performer who appeared in “Apocalypse Now” and “The Godfather II,” has died at age 90, via The New York Times.